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DiscussionsToday Italian Navy's feat: "Vespucci" ship, the "Lady of seas"
La Spezia, Italy - The oldest unit in service in the Armed Force
"The 'Amerigo Vespucci' is the oldest naval units in service in the Navy, its motto is 'Not who starts but the one who perseveres', formalized in 1978, expresses its vocation to education and training... more
DiscussionsMilitary aircraft. China makes great strides (1):development in this field
Beijing, China - The Asiatic country modernizes its fleet
In recent years, and particularly this year, China is actively developing all the aspects of the military aviation: for example, in recent days has successfully tested a new version of the H-6K bomber... more
DiscussionsChina makes great strides (2): developments in the field of UAV aircraft and of aerospace
Beijing, China - Beijing ready for its own space station
China is also introducing a profound development in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV Unmanned aerial vehicles remotely piloted): at the "Zhuhai Air Show" last year the country demonstrated dozens... more
DiscussionsHistory of the Italian Aviation Museum "Gianni Caproni" in Trento (3)
Trento, Italy - The reemergence of the never seen collections
History of the Aviation Museum "Gianni Caproni" in Trento
The origins of the Aviation Museum "Gianni Caproni" dates back to 1927 when the engineer Gianni Caproni (1886-1957) and his wife Timina Guasti... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and helicopters exposed at "Caproni" (2)
Trento, Italy - Five means: four planes and a rotor-winged aircraft
"Fly challenge: airplanes and helicopters exposed"
This biplane fighter entered in service in the last weeks of World War I, and was later used as a trainer in military and civil schools.... more
DiscussionsEven doubts about the plane accident of Smolensk which decimated the Polish political leadership
Moscow, Russia - Complaints about the report of Mak
Last January, a report by Mak, the interstate executive body which oversees the use and the management of civil aviation in the Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet Union, has blamed the pilot... more
DiscussionsDetecting cracks on B-737 aircraft
Milan, Italy - Tight controls on the fuselages of giant Boeing
On first April, Southwest flight 812, en route from Phoenix to Sacramento, 118 passengers. Twenty minutes after take-off a roar and a sudden gust of strong wind trigger panic. "On the roof, more or less... more
DiscussionsBoeing awarded contract for 179 KC-X tankers for USAF (2): details
Washington, USA - NewGen Tanker wins against the rival KC-45 of EADS
Boeing has been awarded the 35 million dollar contract to replace 179 of the 400 KC-135 tanker aircraft currently aging in service with the USAF, United States Air Force.
The announcement of the bid's... more
Discussions"Navalised" Typhoon aircraft unveiled at "Aero India 2011"
Bangalore, India - By Eurofighter and BAE Systems
On the occasion of "Aero India 2011", the aviation sector's event which was held recently (February 9-13, 2011) in Bangalore, India (see AVIONEWS), Eurofighter and BAE Systems revealed further details... more
DiscussionsTechnical sheet of the braille card presented yesterday by ENAC-Alitalia
Rome, Italy - Further details
Yesterday was held a press conference in which ENAC (Italian civil aviation board) and Alitalia presented the Safety Card in Braille and 3D shapes introduced for the first time ever on airliners (see... more
DiscussionsWill Italy still have an air fire service?
Rome, Italy - Without immediate and bold decisions a capital of men and means that all Europe envies Italy will be destroyed
It's not easy to take the stock of the intricate situation of the air fire service of the Italian Civil Defense. It should be necessary to retrace the (less) uplifting matter of the SOREM society that... more
DiscussionsAir chaos due to bad weather. Is it possible that snow and ice stop the airplanes? Yes, because...
Rome, Italy - Security in the first place
On the sidelines of the news coming from many north European airports, on which the flight operations are slowed, besides by the prohibitive weather conditions, also by the lack of de-ice liquids, it is... more
DiscussionsAlenia Aeronautica: Tornado airplane
Rome, Italy - Main technical data
The Tornado is the result of an Italian-British-German industrial partnership created to fulfil the three air forces’ requirement for a long-range interdiction and strike multi-role aircraft, also with r... more
DiscussionsRD-93 jet engines for military airplanes that Rosoboronexport will deliver to China
Moscow, Russia - Following a 238 million Dollars agreement signed in 2005
Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport is preparing a contract for the delivery of additional RD-93 jet engines to China (see AVIONEWS), a senior official from the company said on Tuesday. This... more
Rome, Italy - News from the world by the commander Renzo Dentesano
Comes from Moscow the news, reported by our aeronautical press agency AVIONEWS (see AVIONEWS), that the Russian deputy-minister of transportation has said that Russia would be thinking of using, in future,... more
DiscussionsRussia: who will win the bid for the helicopter-carriers?
Moscow, Russia - The just-born Russian-French consortium could be the most likely winner
On Sunday, October 31, 2010, the Russian Defense Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, confirmed the Country's intention to buy two helicopter-carriers for its Navy, equipped with all the technical documentation... more
DiscussionsAirplanes: "New A-320" on the horizon? For Airbus' president the choice is difficult
Toulouse, France - The project shouldn't interfere with the other programs
Thomas Enders, president of Airbus, admitted his difficulties in the choice of new the engines for the medium range A-320 aircraft. The question is whether provide or not provide new engines for the plane.... more
DiscussionsWill Syria buy Tupolev Tu-204 airplanes?
Moscow , Russia - Such a commercial agreement would be advantageous both for the industry and Damascus
Is Syria going to buy Tupolev Tu-204 airplanes? It's probable, premises are all there. The facts: last Friday deputy-first minister Abdallah Dardari unveiled that Damascus was negotiating with Russia about... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS: Interview with Basilio Catanoso (PDL) on the situation of Sicilian airports (VIDEO)
Rome, Italy - The lengthening of the runway of Catania, the crux of Comiso
Are really useful 7 airports in Sicily? Maybe even an eighth one, as the administrators of the province of Agrigento would like ?
In this VIDEO, Basilio Catania, a member of the PDL party, AVIONEWS... more
DiscussionsMaxi re-armament: airplanes and helicopters for the Arab States of the Gulf
Washington, USA - Purchases from USA for a total of 123 million Dollars, Lockheed Martin and Boeing among the main suppliers
According to British newspaper "Financial Times", the Arab states of the Gulf would be preparing a large re-armament costing about 123 billion dollars, planned to be executed in 4 years. This is, it writes,... more
DiscussionsAssembly on 1,000th B-767 airplane: further details
Rome, Italy - Highlights and curiosities
It's a particularly important time in Italy, where the B-767 airplane is present in the fleets of four airlines for long haul flights (Blue Panorama, Air Italy, Alitalia, Neos) and because it is produced... more
DiscussionsWho was David Warren, inventor of the aircraft Cockpit Voice Recorder, benefactor of the flight safety
Rome, Italy - A tribute by Italian commander Renzo Dentesano
Reports of death of doctor in science David Ronald de Mey Warren (20 March 1925-19 July 2010), which occurred July 19 in Melbourne (Australia), inventor of the commercial aircraft's "Sound recording in... more
DiscussionsPassengers that use airplanes: EC rights in exceptional situations (3)
Brussels, Belgium - As those caused by the eruption of the Icelandic volcano last April
Air (by airplanes) and rail passengers continue to enjoy protection even in exceptional circumstances such as the eruption of the Icelandic volcano in April 2010. The situation caused many... more
DiscussionsEC: air (by airplanes) passenger rights (2)
Brussels, Belgium - Awareness campaign
Why is the European Commission launching a campaign to raise awareness of passenger rights?
Although the European Union has made great strides in recent years in establishing common... more
DiscussionsMore about EC-645 helicopter, unveiled by Eurocopter at "Eurosatory 2010"
Paris, France - Military version of the EC-145, it's a medium ton category
The newest member of Eurocopter’s military helicopter family has been shown for the first time at the "Eurosatory" (from June 14-18) defense exhibition with the EC-645’s unveiling as a highly capable, med... more
DiscussionsAir transport of corpses: cultural traditions, burocreatic files, high prices
Rome, Italy - It could be a difficult moment, beside the sorrow for the lost
The strange happening that involves the transport of the corpse of Don Padovese offers the cue for a consideration. The apostolic vicar from Antolia, leader of Turkish Church, stubbed in Iskenderun, extreme... more
DiscussionsThe S-79 airplane showed at "Volandia": the "Mystery of the desert" since 50 years
Varese, Italy - The wreckage now exposed at the Park-Museum in a suggestive room that respects the sites of finding
Last Saturday the inauguration of the new room of the SIAI Marchetti S-79 airplane, a relic of the Regia Aeronautica's history and of the Italian aeronautical industry, and one of the undiscussed protagonists... more
DiscussionsRussia ready to start construction of Mistral ships. On board KA-52 Alligator helicopters?
Moscow, Russia - The unified Holding OPK and Unified Shipbuilding consortium
"If Defense Department charges us to build these ships, we are ready to make it", said Dmitry Morotchenko, spokesperson of the Russian unified holding OPK, after having recorded that the French delegations... more
DiscussionsSurvive an aircraft crash: do children have a better chance?
Rome, Italy - The case of Dutch child safe in the air disaster at Tripoli, follows similar cases and put a question
Only a Dutch boy could survive the Tripoli's plane crash, where 103 persons, whose 92 passengers and 11 crew staff, paid with their lives. The sole survivor, 10 years old, was recognized by his grand-mother,... more
DiscussionsGermany-Greece-Turkey: economic crisis, international relations and weapons
Rome, Italy - Play on two fronts by Germans, Greek-Turkish coming nearer
Germany plays on two fronts, functional on one hand to the financial centres and on the other to its big weapons-dealer role, exporting in particular just to Greece and Turkey. On the landscape, not to... more